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  • 5 October 2017

    The 24th biennial symposium of the International Colour Vision Society was held in Erlangen, Germany, 18-22 August 2017.  Dr Mei Ying Boon and Emeritus Professor Stephen Dain gave presentations titled “Age-related changes in chromatic and achromatic contrast sensitivity in young people, as assessed using a tablet computer-based test” and “Development of chromatic and achromatic thresholds in children 5-12 years of age: Evidence for higher blue-yellow thresholds in early childhood”.

  • 31 August 2017

    We welcome to the School, Dr Preeji Mandathara Sudharman who joined our team recently as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Preeji will be working in our Eye Research Group alongside Dr Jackie Tan and will be mainly involved in dry eye research.

  • 29 August 2017

    The Faculty of Science at UNSW is offering a number of highly competitive summer research scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate students who are planning to continue their studies at postgraduate research level in the future. This scheme will enable students to gain valuable research experience, supervised by our international team of academics at state of the art research facilities at UNSW or through our industrial partners.

Seminars and Events

Research Spotlight

Over the past week, many of our School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) staff and students gathered with fellow contact lens researchers and clinicians from around the world at Stevenson, WA, USA for the 17th International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR) Conference.

It was a great opportunity to explore and discover the multi-faceted nature of the dynamic contact lens community. It was a wonderful place to find a conclave of distinguished scientists, outstanding ophthalmologists and optometrists, and innovative industry professionals, all united in the vigorous pursuit of excellence in the field of contact lens research and related sciences.

School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW sent a large contingent of 11 academics, scientists and PhD students to this bi-annual conference, where they had several paper/poster presentations. Many of the SOVS staff were involved in moderating contact lens sessions.